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MSNBC
Mar 18, 2013 8:00am PDT
launch one. you recently visited north korea. kim jong-un. what do you make of their aspirations towards their nuclear program, and what it means for us here in the u.s.? >> well i've been to north korea many times, but you still can't figure out what's going on with the new leader. the bad side is that he's making a lot of negative, provocative statements. the north koreans going out there and being very threatening. i think it makes sense for secretary hagel to say we're prepared. we're going to shift some of those interceptors to north korea. away from building in towards and against russia, which makes sense, which may help our american-russian relationship which is key in what we're trying to do with sanctions with iran. i think all in all, it makes sense with what the new secretary of defense is doing with north korea. >> what do you make of the public appearance of dennis rodman going there with kim jong-un, going back, doing the sunday talkers saying he doesn't want war. wants to speak with the president? >> well, you know, rodman got in to see kim jong-un, i couldn't. i
MSNBC
Mar 30, 2013 11:00am PDT
korea declaring a state of war with south korea, they are cautious about what kim jong-un means about that exactly. here is nbc's ian williams from south korea. >> reporter: craig, not only did north korea declare a state of war, it says it will now deal with south korea according to war-time regulations. it's not clear what that means since this peninsula has been in a technical state of war for 60 years. officials here in seoul dismiss the claims and a rally where tens and thousands turned out shouting death to the u.s. imperialists. he's already scrapped the korean war and cut lines. kim has ordered his missiles on stand by to strike the u.s., guam, even hawaii. experts doubt he has the ability to hit u.s. targets and thinks it would be pretty suicidal to try. they believe a full-scale conflict is extremely unlikely but they do worry about a more localized provocation, perhaps around yellow waters where the north has been holding exercises. there have been several clashes there in recent years and when i visited, i found the most vulnerable island ten miles of the north on a high s
MSNBC
Mar 3, 2013 12:00pm PST
. north korea's kim jong-un wants president barack obama to call him. in his first interview since coming back from north korea on that unprecedented visit, former nba star dennis rodman says that he bears a message from president obama from the country's impressive leader jim jong-un. >> i sat with him for two days, and one thing he asked me to give obama to something to say and do one thing. he wants obama to do one thing. call him. >> he wants a call from president obama. >> that's right, he told me that. >> no time to talk about that outfit. secretary of state john kerry has just wrapped up his trip to egypt. the secretary released about $200 million in u.s. aid to address what he calls egypt's extreme needs. kerry is headed to saudi arabia, his seventh stop on his nine-nation trip now. house speaker john boehner today telling david gregory on "meet the press" that he does not believe president obama ever had a plan to avert the sequester. >> if he had a plan, why wouldn't senate democrats go ahead and pass it? the house has acted twice over the last ten months to replace the s
MSNBC
Mar 2, 2013 11:00am PST
diplomacy maybe. this is dennis rodman with north korean leader kim jong-un this week and they had dinner and partied it up a little bit and he was with the harlem globetrotters before leaving the country. the former nba star had this to say about kim jong-un. >> he's proud. his country likes him. not likes him, loves him. >> yes. i love him. that guy is awesome. >> i've got quite a bit to say about this particular diplomatic trip. i will share my thoughts on that in our next hour. still to come, though, when a threat might not be a threat and what it means for the white house press corps and what it says about us. plus, the college of cardinals will gather monday, who are the favorites to succeed pope benedict xvi. >>. you're watching msnbc the place for politics and the place for papal politics, as well. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] so
MSNBC
Mar 16, 2013 11:00am PDT
: well, i think it is a problem, craig. the obama administration had been hoping when kim jong-un took over that he would help to lead north korea out of isolationism. really the opposite has happened. he's become more bellicose than his father and these intercepters are going to be placed because of recent provocations from north korea and there is a sense that they've made advances in nuclear capabilities. last week, north korea threatened a preemptive nuclear strike against the united states and also they're ending their treaty with south korea. to there is a lot of concern. we should say this move to increase the number of intercepters marks a shift in the obama administration's policy, because back in 2010, they had said they weren't going to add new intercepters. this comes as president obama is just starting his second term. he's mapped out an ambitious agenda. but experts say this is going to take up a large portion of the next several years, concerns about north korea and iran, as well. >> let's talk about the vice president for a second, vice president biden is going to be le
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